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Job ID 14712302 Department Interpreter Language Services Location Albuquerque, NM Date posted 06/13/2019
Position Summary:Provide accurate medical written translation and verbal interpretation. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.Accountability:
  • QUALITY SERVICE - Deliver quality service and act in a positive way with all customers to complete assigned functions; identify, recommend and implement opportunities for continuous office procedure improvement

  • INTERPRET - Verbally interpret into proper medical terminology in a medical setting using a variety of techniques

  • INTERPRET - Follow National Code of Ethics for interpretors and translators

  • TRANSLATION - Assist in written translation of medical information to internal and external customers

  • TRANSLATION - Translate in written form patient education information as requested

  • CONFIDENTIALITY - Maintain strict patient confidentiality as per UNM Hospitals and department policies

  • FOLLOW-UP - Assist in patient follow-up as necessary; may include contacting patients for appointment reminders

  • WORKING RELATIONS - Establish and maintain positive relationships with patients, visitors, and Hospitals employees in the work environment

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops

  • Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Pass Bridge the Gap Interp/Trans pgm or other similar pgm

  • Pass UNMH Interp/Trans Med Qual w adv high or superior score

  • Experience Requirements:
  • 1 year directly related experience

  • Education Requirements - Preferred:
  • Associate's Degree in related discipline

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. May require walking or standing to a significant degree or requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or may require working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of materials is negligible.

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Minor Hazard - physical risks, dirt, dust, fumes, noise

  • Ineligible for interpreter stipend

  • May be required or is required to perform on-call duties

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